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Welcome to the web pages of the research department of Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics (ELD). The mission of ELD is to improve our understanding of the functioning and dynamics of abiotic and biotic components of (geo-)ecosystems across landscapes through time, and in interaction with humans .
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We employ observational, experimental, and computational approaches, in the field and laboratory, qualitatively and quantitatively to reveal how ecosystems and landscapes function. We work across a wide range of spatial (local to continental) and time (up to millions of years) scales, and our research contributes to the well-considered use of natural resources and the sustainable management of the environment. We look to engage wider society with our research through citizen science initiatives.

Our research draws on six key research disciplines to tackle scientific and societal problems related to “Geodiversity, biodiversity and human-environment interactions through space and time”, and “Sustainable management of landscapes and ecosystems”.